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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1193
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1193
December 15, 2014
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
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DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 7th-December, through Sunday, 14th-December there were 218
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R,
9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY,
C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Z, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D4, DL,
DU, E5/n, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX,
EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC,
HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, JA, JD/o,
JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ,
OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7,
PY, PZ, S0, S5, S7, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T30, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF,
TG, TI, TK, TR, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8,
VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB,
YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or
more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work
First Worry Later".
3D2, FIJI. Udo, DL9HCU, is once again active as 3D2HC from Nadi, Viti
Levu Island (OC-016, WLOTA 0055), until the next few weeks. He was heard
this past week on 20 meters (14183 kHz at 0603z) on the ANZA DX Net. He
usually runs QRP on 30-15 meters on CW. QSL via DL9HCU, by the Bureau
9M2, WEST MALAYSIA. Richard, PA0RRS, who was expected to once again be
active as 9M2MRS from Penang Island (AS-015) between January 1st and
February 3rd (2015), has informed OPDX that 3 weeks ago he suddenly
suffered 2 heart attacks. He states, "...it is very sure that I have
to cancel or postpone the trip. If the hospital decides that I may fly,
I will leave the equipment at home to avoid extra stress <hi>. Probably
I will do the trip again some time later or at least end of 2015 (like
every year)." OPDX and its readers wish Richard a speedy recovery.
9Q, DEM. REP. OF CONGO. The "Radioamateur Association of the Democratic
Republic of Congo" (ARAC) has invited the "Italian DXpedition Team" for
a short stay in Kinshasa during March 2015. The purpose of the activity
will be theoretical and practical training and refresher courses for the
Amateurs of the DR of Congo. The callsign of the operation will be 9Q0HQ.
Operators mentioned are Silvano/I2YSB, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR,
Marcello/IK2DIA, Stefano/IK2HKT, Mac/JA3USA (one week only) and Alfeo/
I1HJTK. The HF pilot station will be Art, IK7JWY, and the 50 Mhz pilot
station will be Sergio, IK0FTA. Software Management (log in real time)
will be run by Giacomo, IH9GPI. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using
CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826, 3530, 7025, 10115, 14030, 18068, 21030, 24893 and 28030 kHz
SSB - 3780, 7103, 14270, 18155, 21310, 24975 and 28420 kHz
RTTY - 14087 kHz
6m - 50102/CW and 50123/SSB
QSL route was not announced, but is usually via 9Q0AR (but stay tuned).
As usual, the official Web site will be <http://www.i2ysb.com/idt> and
the official forum will be <http://www.hamradioweb.net>.
CE0, JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLAND. Members of the Provins ARC (F6KOP), who were
recently active from Tromelin, will activate Robinson Crusoë Island
(SA-005, aka Juan Fernandez Archipelago) between February 24th and March
4th (2015). Callsign has not be announced as this was being written,
but a team of 22 operators from 7 different countries will be active on
160-6 meters. Team Leader is Alain/F5JTV and Co-leaders are Tony/F8ATS
and Jean Luc/F1ULQ. QSLs will be direct, by the Bureau or by LoTW. Look
for a Web site to be online soon. A FaceBook page is now available at:
More details will be forthcoming.
CN, MOROCCO. By the time you read this, Vincent, F4BKV, should be active
as CN2KV from Morocco until December 19th. Activity will be holiday style
on the HF bands using SSB. QSL via his OQRS at: http://www.f4bkv.net/oqrs
D4, CAPE VERDE. By the time you read this Harald, DF2WO, who was recently
active as XT2AW from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, will once again be active
as D44TWO from Praia, Santiago Island (AF-005) until January 8th. Activity
will be holiday style on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO
DX0, SPRATY ISLANDS. Members of the Mabuhay DX Group (made up of Filipino-
American-Canadian and Filipino DXers/Contests) will activate Pag Asa Island
(AS-051, Kalayaan Island Group) as DX0P in April 2015. Operators mentioned
are Ernesto/AD5MD, Jose/DU1BP, Bern/K6BF, Alex/K6BG, Leo/WA6LOS, Billy/
WE6DX, Joel/WJ1P, Chito/WW6CP, Rey/K6ZRH, Ven/DV3KWM and RJ/DU7RJA. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via WJ1P. Visit their
FaceBook page at: https://www.facebook.com/DX0P2015
E4, PALESTINE (Update). Members of the "PALESTINE 2016 TEAM" will be
active as E44Y from the village of Sebastia in the Mosaic Guesthouse
sometime during March of 2016. Operators listed are Santos/EA4AK, Rodrigo/
EA7JX, Marco/HB9OCR (Co-Leader), Mark/LU8EOT, Col/MM0NDX, Romeo/S59M
(Co-Leader), Miran/S50O and Kaspars/YL1ZF. West Coast Pilot Station is
Jonathan/W6GX, Europe Pilot Station is Mike/IW7EGQ and the VK/ZL Pilot
Station is Lee/ZL2AL. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and
RTTY. Suggested frequencies are available on their Web page (ed. we will
publish them closer to operation), as well as a survey for band needs.
QSL via direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or the OQRS; direct cards via EB7DX
(not S59M as first announced; see their Web page for details). Visit the
following URLs for more details and updates:
Web page -- http://palestine.ig9y.com
Twitter -- https://twitter.com/PALESTINE_DXped
FJ, ST. BARTHELEMY. Gene, N9SW, will once again be active as FJ/N9SW from
St. Barthelemy (NA-146) between January 17-25th (2015). Activity will be
holiday style on 40-6 meters (possibly 80m) and mainly CW. QSL via his
EU-009. Col, MM0NDX, will be active as MM0NDX/P from the Orkney Islands
between January 16-18th (2015). Activity will be on the HF bands.
QSL via IW7EGQ.
OC-157. Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/8 from Bandaneira Island
between December 22-25th. Online log and OQRS will be available
on ClubLog. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau,
LoTW or OQRS.
OC-224. Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/8 from Yamdena Island
between December 27-31st. Online log and OQRS will be available
on ClubLog. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau,
LoTW or OQRS.
SA-026. João, PU2KKE, will be active with the special callsign ZV5WSC
from Matadeiro Beach, Santa Catarina Island, between December
27-31st. Santa Catarina is the largest and most populated
island in Brazil. The purpose of this DXpedition is to spend
most of his time on the isolated and deserted beaches, combining
hiking, camping and ham radio. He will be hiking approximately
70 km. QSL via the address on QRZ.com.
IOTA NEWS (de G3KMA)....
* November 11th - IOTA Management has received a number of complaints
that QSL card requests sent to Kadek, YB9BU, in accordance with his
QSLing instructions on QRZ.com have not received a reply and similarly
that email inquiries are not being answered. Emails from the IOTA
Manager and mutual friends have also gone unanswered. In the circum-
stances it can only be assumed that there is an interruption in the
QSL manager service for all the many operations for which YB9BU acts
as QSL manager and people would be well advised not to send further
cards. We would also advise YB island operators for whom YB9BU acts
or normally acts as manager to make other arrangements to ensure
satisfactory QSLing. Acceptance by IOTA Management of further IOTA
operations by YB9BU must be regarded as on hold until and unless the
matter is resolved.
* November 30th - The IOTA Committee has been made aware that Dino
Island no longer meets the requirements laid down for qualification
for IOTA and has decided that it should be withdrawn from EU-144
with effect from 1 January 2015. The distance separating the island
from the mainland has reduced as the beach area gradually encroached
into the channel and is now significantly less than the required 200
meters. Credit will continue to be given for contacts with Dino made
before 1 January 2015. The Committee has agreed to regard the following
additional islets as counting for EU-144: Isca Maggiore, Isca Minore,
Furmiculi Rocks, Godano and Mantineo - see the Italian Islands Award
(IIA) list at http://www.ari.it for the exact locations.
JD1, OGASAWARA. Harry, JG7PSJ, will once again be active as JD1BMH from
Chichijima Island (AS-031) between December 28th and January 10th (2015).
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via the
Bureau to JD1BMH or direct to JG7PSJ. Visit his Web page for more details
Also, on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jd1bmh
JW, SVALBARD. Rene, DL2JRM, will once again be active as JW/homecall from
the club station in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Island (EU-026, WLOTA 0125),
between February 18-25th (2015). Activity will be on all HF bands using
CW, SSB and RTTY. He will also be an entry in the ARRL DX CW Contest
(February 21-22nd). QSL via his home callsign.
K1N NAVASSA ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS..........
* An interesting article by Ralph Fedor, K0IR, and Glenn Johnson, W0GJ,
for European DXers can be found on the DxCoffee Web page at:
* The Navassa Island DXpedition now has a FaceBook page with interesting
details, photos and updates at: https://www.facebook.com/2015Navassa
* The Navassa Island DXpedition now has a Twitter page at:
KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA. Nobu, JA0JHQ, will be active as AH0CO/KH8 from American
Samoa between January 7-12th (2015). Activity will be mainly on 30/17/15
meters using mainly SSB with some CW. QSL via JA0JHQ, direct or by the
KX9, UNITED STATES (Satellite and USI Op). Sean, KX9X, will be operating
QRP portable from Cudjoe Key, Florida, (Grid EL94) between December
13-18th, as KX9X/4. During this time, Sean will be on for part of the
ARRL 10 Meter Contest, and activate a few new Keys for the U.S. Islands
awards program that have never been on the air before. He will hand out
the EL94 grid on the SO-50 FM satellite (He was on Saturday!!). Sean is
also looking into the possibility of analog satellites while there, but
he cannot promise that at this time. All logs will be uploaded to LoTW
upon his return home and paper QSLs with SASE will be answered promptly.
LA, NORWAY (Satellite Op). Tor, DJ8MS, is now active as LA/DJ8MS from the
northern part of Norway (Grid JP89) until December 18th. Look for him on
the FM and linear satellites. Operating will be as his schedule permits.
LOTW NEWS. The ARRL Web page reported last week: The ARRL's Logbook of
The World (LoTW) online "card-less" contact-confirmation service this
week recorded a new milestone — 100 million QSL records out of some 630
million uploaded contacts. To read the complete press release, go to:
PJ2, CURACAO. Herbert, HK4RB, will be active from Curacao (SA-099) between
December 21-28th. Callsign not provided. QSL via his home callsign, direct
or by the Bureau.
POST TROMELIN FT4TA (Philatelic Souvenirs): FT4TA, TROMELIN 2014, is over.
Seven Hams made more 71,000 contacts in 9 days and a half offering for the
most part of those who contacted them, a new one in their countries hunting.
Now Tromelin dropped from 8th to 17th place in the Most Wanted Countries
list. At the same time, the other goals of this adventure were organized
around three points:
1) Enhancing of the human rapports between the TAAF community (French
Austral and Antarctic Territories Authorities) and radio amateurs.
To study the impact of the ham installations on the flora and the
fauna of Tromelin was also part of the goal.
2) Making various radio contacts between the radio amateurs of the
island of Tromelin and pupils in some schools on the Reunion Island.
3) Making radio contact between the radio amateurs of the island of
Tromelin and the team F6KOP (RC Provins) at the Philatelic Meeting,
in the Espace Champerret/à Paris.
All the participants of TROMELIN 2014 are very satisfied.
To continue and end Tromelin 2014, and especially for those who want
a Philatelic souvenir, they can offer both FT4TA Postal issued stamps and
envelopes as follow:
1) TAAF (French Austral and Antarctic Territories Postal Administration)
issued envelope covered by the FT4TA Official stamp sheet, obliterated
from Tromelin island (6 months delay).
2) TAAF issued envelope covered by the FT4TA Official stamp sheet, obli-
terated from Tromelin island and 4 collector stamps (6 months delay)
3) Normal envelope and 5 FT4TA stamp sheets (mini order) by mail, from
4) Postal card of operators on Tromelin Island.
Send an E-mail to Tony/F8ATS <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Tell him what you want
to order and by return he will indicate the amount of your order including
From outside of France and French overseas departments, Paypal is
preferred to: email@example.com
Mail address is: Tony LUIS, 10 CHEMIN DE LA CROIX BOISEE, 91620 NOZAY, FRANCE
PRESS RELEASE (Seeking Nominations for the 2014 Intrepid Spirit Award):
The Intrepid-DX Group is seeking nominations for the individual or group
that most displayed their "Intrepid Spirit" this past year. The Intrepid
Spirit for purposes of this award is defined as:
An Intrepid Spirit is bold, courageous, dedicated, innovative, fearless,
generous, resolute and visionary in their approach to Amateur Radio.
We are seeking to make this award to the group or individual that most
displayed their intrepid spirit in 2014, by expressing an unshakable
commitment to the Amateur Radio DX Community.
This award is made in memory of our friend, James McLaughlin,
WA2EWE/T6AF (SK), Kabul Afghanistan, April 27th, 2011.
Nominations may be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All nominations must be received by January 15th, 2015. The Board of
Directors of the Intrepid-DX Group will evaluate the nominations and
the award will be presented at the International DX Convention in
Visalia, California on April 18th, 2015.
The Intrepid-DX Group was formed in 2010 following our successful
DXpedition to Iraq.
The 2013 Intrepid-Spirit Award was awarded to Eric Hall K9GY/T6MO.
You can view our website at <http://www.intrepid-dx.com>.
Thank you, Paul Ewing-N6PSE -- President, The Intrepid-DX Group
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (December 15-21st)....
Dec/15th AN Dec/18th AN Dec/20th AN
Dec/16th HN Dec/19th AN Dec/21st AN
SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha
----------------- ------ -------- ------
AN - Above Normal Quiet K=0-1 0-7
HN - High Normal Unsettled K=2 8-15
LN - Low Normal Active K=3 16-29
BN - Below Normal Minor Storm K=4 30-49
DIS - Disturbed Major Storm K=5 50-99
VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9 100-400
REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE <http://www.bandconditions.com>:
The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
(REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for
Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets
and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a
new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry"
which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (December 14th)
7P8NH via G3RWF IY1GMS via IK1SPR R90WJV via RA9WJV
9H9NC via 9H1SP LZ1748SMH via LZ1KCP RV90WB via RV9WB
CO6LE via RW6HS (d) NH2B/KH0 via JA1BAN SN0P via SP5IOU
CR6K via CT1ILT (d) OG6N via OH6NIO TG9GJG via EA5GL
EA8/OH1LEG via OH1LEG OG90AA via OH8AA TM0R via F5GGL
EA8AH via OH1RY OP14N via ON4CRD TM2B via F8CIL (d)
GW4J via GW0ETF OR0A via ON6ZK TM7XX via F5MUX
HZ1HZ via N7RO or OE1LZA P40CX via K8CX UE55RW via RA4DR
II1ICC via IZ1GAR R100DA via GM0WRR
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only
(O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only
KG4LB QSL STATUS. Larry, N6AR, reports, "Please note that all 4032 of
the QSOs I made while at KG4LB have now been uploaded onto LoTW and
eQSL. Eventually, I will have paper QSLs printed, but they won't be
available until sometime in 2015."
QSL MANAGER WANTED. Raul, CO8ZZ, informs OPDX that his friend José,
CO8AV, is looking for a QSL Manager service. If anyone is interested
in offering their services to Jose, please send an E-mail to Raul at
<email@example.com>. José does not have an E-mail service, but Raul
can help with that...
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3B8HA, 3B9HA, 3B8/UU5WW, 3C0BYP, 5H1MD, 5R8M,
5W1SA, 6W1RW, 8P6SH, 9K2HN, DK2GZ, DL1A, EA5HRV, EA8CN, EA8CPN, ET3AA,
F1MLN, F5IN, F6FZG, F8FUA, FY5KE, G0FUV, G3TXF, G3WPH, G4FOC, GA4AFF,
GJ2A, GU4YOX, HC2AO/8, HC2WDT, HI3A, JF2MBF, KG4LB, KH6LC, KH7M, KH8B,
LX7I, MU0FAL, N9KX/KH4, NN1N/NL1, OH0X, OK5W, OZ8SW, P40C, PJ2/KY7M,
PJ2T, PJ4/W2LK, PJ4A, R7MA, RK3ER, S53F, TC0A, UA0DM, UA0SC, V25K,
VE3EJ, VE3KI, VE7AHA, VK8PDX, VP2MDX, VP8SGK, VP9/UU5WW, W1AW/KH8 and
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 7X4RJ, EX8M, FK8DD, HG3IPA, KG4RX, OZ8X, P40JW,
PJ5/OL8R, RI0X, YB9/HA3JB and ZL7X
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3V8ST, 9A/VE3ZIK, 9M2TO, 9N7AD, A25KW,
BU2AW, BV7GC, CF3A, CF7AAW, CJ3T, CK3AT, CK6S, CN2XN, CP6/DF9GR, CQ3L,
CR3L, CT9/DL3KWF, CT9/DJ6KS, D2NX, DF0DLFF, DR20RAFG, DR800BI, E73DX,
EA8/DM3HZN, HB0/DL2JRM, HR9/VE7BV, J37T, J79WE, JD1BMH, JT1RF, K6/VE6LB,
KH8/DL6JGN, VA7AQ/NL5, OY/DL3UB, R3/VE3DZ, RA/VE7MID, SV5/DL3DRN, V29SH,
VA3NQ, VB3E, VC1D, VC3M, VC3S, VC6X, VE3/W9CQG, VO1BB, VO1BQ, VO1DGP,
VO1GAM, VO1HP, VO1LM, VO1SA, VO1TK, VX7MID, VY1EI, VY2TT, VY2X, XJ1SO,
XL3A, XL3T, XM3AT and YO900AIR
TY, BENIN. Wynand, ZS6ARF, is now active as TY2CD until 2018. He is there
as a South African diplomat in Cotonou and will be active on CW, SSB and
the Digital modes. Wynand has been heard on 10 meters SSB. QSL via LoTW
(preferred) or direct to ZS6ARF.
V5, NAMIBIA. Operators Werner/DC8QT, Georg/DD8ZX and Klaus/DJ9KM will
once again be active as V5/homecalls from V52W's QTH in Omaruru between
February 9-20th (2015). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB, RTTY
and PSK. QSL via their home callsigns. They also plan to be active as
V55V during CQ WPX RTTY Contest (February 14-15th). QSL V55V via DJ8VC,
direct or by the Bureau.
V6, MICRONESIA. Madison, W5MJ, will once again be active as V63MJ from a
new location, Kosrae Island (OC-059), between February 16-24th (2015).
Activity will be on 160-10 meters CW only using a K3 and KPA500 amp. QSL
via his home callsign.
VP8/SG & VP8/SS, SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND AND SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS (Press
Release #1, by Paul Ewing, N6PSE) [edited]: The Intrepid-DX Group, led
by Paul Ewing-N6PSE and David Collingham-K3LP, is pleased to announce our
next Dxpedition. In January 2016, a multi-national team of fourteen
operators will converge in Stanley, the Falkland Islands, and start a
34 day voyage aboard the R/V Braveheart to the #4 most wanted DXCC, South
Sandwich Island and the #9 most wanted DXCC, South Georgia Island.
The team will set up and operate from each island for approximately
eight days, weather and sea conditions permitting.
Our primary objective is to activate South Sandwich and South Georgia
with a goal of providing as many Dxers as possible a "new one" with these
rare DXCC entities and, as a secondary objective; we will focus on low-
The team consists of fourteen operators including: Paul Ewing/N6PSE
(Co-Leader), David Collingham/K3LP (Co-Leader), Bill Beyer/N2WB, Arnie
Shatz/N6HC (Team Physician), Dmitri Zhikharev/RA9USU, Jun Tanaka/JH4RHF,
Krassimir Petkov/K1LZ, David Jorgensen/WD5COV, Al Hernandez/K3VN, Craig
Thompson/K9CT, Jay Slough/K4ZLE, Kevin Rowett/K6TD, Stephen Wright/VE7CT,
and Mark Stennett/NA6M.
The group plans to have six stations on the air from 10 through 160 meters
with SSB, CW and RTTY. The radios will be the venerable Elecraft K3 while
the amplifiers will be the Elecraft KPA500, 600 watt amplifiers. We will
also use an Acom 1500 on the low bands. There will be low band receive
antennas and every effort will be made to utilize the propagation on all
bands to all population areas.
Our QSL Managers will be Bob Schenck, N2OO, and Steve Wheatley, KU9C,
working with the QSL team from the South Jersey DX Association. We will
have OQRS, we will accept direct and bureau QSL cards. We plan to upload
our logs to Club Log on a daily basis where conditions permit. The Club
Log Leaderboard feature will not be activated for this Dxpedition.
You can find out more about our plans at our website:
Thank you, Paul N6PSE and David K3LP
VQ9, CHAGOS (Update/160m). Bob, N7XR, who is now active as VQ9XR from
Diego Garcia Island (AF-006), informs OPDX that he put up his 160m antenna
on Thursday (TX 1823 and RX 1824), but the local QRM was way too bad to
operate so he stuck the 80m antennas back up. He states that the antenna
works great, but no takers at my sunset. However, Bob was very active this
past weekend on 30/20/17/12 meters RTTY and 17 meters SSB. QSL via his home
callsign direct only. No Bureau or LoTW. ADDED NOTE: Robert may use the
callsign V92XR instead, which gives the prefix hunters a new prefix. Look
for possible updates on: http://www.wake-diego2014.org
XW, LAOS. Bruce, 3W3B (HS0ZCY/XU7ADF/XW1B/AA4XR), who lives in Da Nang,
announced that he will be active as XW4XR from Vientiane between December
15th and January 2nd (2015). Activity will be on 80-10 meters using only
CW and RTTY. He is expected to return again to Laos during late January,
between the 15-23rd. QSL via E21EIC and LoTW.
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